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Wednesday, January 17, 1973
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» 11 Price Probe CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)Evan Hultman, U.S. attorney, said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation has been underway for three weeks by the Justice Department into alleged increasing prices of heating oil. Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, proposed a federal probe after he was told over the weekend that some fuel suppliers have charged "black market" prices during recent sub-zero weather. Wants Limit DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Des Moines City Councilman Wallace Buss says he wants to limit the number of street-corner benches that display advertising. Buss said Tuesday the benches detract from scenery and violate what he called the non-commerical character of residential neighborhoods. Fined $2,000 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) John Winders, 33, West Burlington, has been fined $2,000 and placed on three years probation after pleading guilty to a charge of being an accessory to a bank robbery. Winders was charged with aiding and abetting Philip Carnes, 45, Des Moines, in the May, 1972, robbery of $16,000 from the East Des Moines National Bank in Pleasant Hill. U.S. District Court Judge William Hanson Monday fined Winders and sentenced him to three years in prison but suspended the prison term and placed him on probation. Winders' wife, 40-year-old Marie Winders, has pleaded innocent to similar charges of aiding and abetting the robbery. Carnes was earlier found guilty of bank robbery and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Veterans Day DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Veterans Day should be observed on its original date of Nov. 11 instead of the fourth Monday in October, a bill introduced in the Iowa House . .Tuesday .maintains. The bill was sponsored by Rep. James Wells, D— Cedar Rapids, and seven others. Wells said Veterans Day originally was designated as a holiday to mark the signing of the Armistice ending World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. The holiday loses its significance if it is always observed on a Monday "just to give people a long weekend," he said. . A number of veterans organizations have requested that the date of Veterans Day be fixed as Nov., 11 and Wells said several other states already have made the change. Beer Delivery IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Beer can be legally delivered to students living in University of Iowa resident halls, an assistant Iowa attorney general said Tuesday. In an interview, Asst. Atty. Gen. Robert Jacobson of Des Moines said since a dormitory is a student's residence while at school he sees no difference in delivering beer to "a dormitory room than to any other private residence." Jacobson ruled Monday that holders of Class B beer permits can legally deliver beer to private residences. The issue was raised by operators of pizza business who wanted the Iowa law clarified. Gerald Burke, associated director of the University of Iowa residence halls, said Tuesday the university has no objection to the beer being delivered to the dormitories. No Salute "J Everett Dreves Completes Biology Study in Yucatan ESTHERV1LLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 17, 1973 Page 5 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)' For the first time in four years, the Iowa Senate opened its session Monday without a salute to the American flag. The salute was instigated by Lt. Roger Jepsen when he first took office. Some senators and their secretaries were left stading, Monday when Lt. Gov. Art Neu in his first day of presiding, banged the gavel for the Senate to be seated after the traditional morning prayer. Neu indicated earlier that he would not continue the flag salute tradition stated by Jepsen. Explosion WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) An explosion and fire Tuesday demolished a small house on the east side here and slightly injured one person. Firemen said a gas leak is believed to be the cause of a blast that lifted the home of Mrs. Lucile Ackerman about 2 feet off its foundation and blew out one side of the three-room structure. Too Lenient MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP)-An area prosecutor for the Iowa Attorney General's Office said Tuesday he thinks parole boards are far too lenient. Former Muscatine County Atty. Gary Woodward said it does not make much difference what sentence a person receives because the parole boards make serving sentences too easy. He said he has visited various parts of the state, including the Fort Madison Penitentiary, and has seen many cases where parole boards have assumed full jurisdiction of cases once the criminals have entered the prison. Woodward said the result is that many people are getting off with light sentences. Justice Douglas DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Associate Justice William O. Douglas of the U.S. Supreme Court will speak at Drake University at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. His topic will be "Points of Rebellion." He has been a member of the Supreme Court since 1939. Appointed IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa has appointed Thurman B. Hampton, a third-year law student, as an ombudsman for minority group students. Hampton will be responsible for gathering information on the problems minority students encounter and the kinds of solutions that are developed. A native of Eden, N. C, Hampton will serve as ombudsman for the remainder of the current academic year. Salary for the part-time post will be $1,100. Investigation DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The state's authority to control construction of television towers will be investigated by the Senate Commerce Commission. The committee chairman, Sen. Ralph McCartney, R- Charles City, said Tuesday he is concerned about potential harm to wildlife and interference with aircraft navigation. McCartney assigned Sens. Norman Rodgers, D-Adel, and Ray Taylor, R Steamboat Rock, to determine the state's regulatory powers over towers such as the one proposed near Alleman by KRNT-TV, Des Moines. Everett Drevs, biology instructor at Iowa Lakes Community College, was one of 24 instructors who participated in a National Science Foundation College Science Improvement Program that was held recently at Merida, Yucatan. The trip represented the culmination of a three- year program for biology Instructors from Iowa's area community colleges and two - year private colleges, with emphasis on articulation with science programs in Iowa's four-year educational institutions. While in Yucatan the group lived in the Colegio Peninsular dormitory and ate in the college dining hall. Dr. D. M. Huffman of Central College at Pella was instructor for the biology field trips, which included studies of the thorn forest vegetation near Kabah, a freshwater cenote near Dzibitchaltun, salt marshes of Approve Nixon's Choices By HARRISON HUMPHRIES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved President Nixon's top defense and intelligence nominations, but it appears the President will be sworn in Saturday without full Senate approval of his new Cabinet. Ignoring the request of one of its members for a delay, the committee Tuesday approved the appointment of Elliot L. Richardson as secretary of defense, William P. Clements Jr. as deputy defense secretary and James P. Schlesinger as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Sen. Harold E. Hughes, D- Iowa, who wanted the Senate to delay action on the three nominees until after the inauguration as a protest against . the Vietnam war, voted f,"present'.', in committee on the. motions to approve them. All other committees 'members voted for the nominations. Earlier Hughes withdrew his demand for open hearings on the financial holdings of Richardson and Clements after Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., committee chairman, agreed to release their proposals for managing their financial affairs while the two are in office. Stennis said he would be ready to proceed on the Senate floor Friday. With Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird formally leaving, Stennis said it would be "unfortunate if the confirmation of his successor is held up appreciably beyond Inauguration Day." The Commerce Committee Monday approved nomination of Claude S. Brinegar as secretary of transportation, Egil Krogh as undersecretary of transportation and Frederick Dent as secretary of Commerce. Other committees scheduled hearings today on two other appointees to Nixon's second-term Cabinet. Caspar W. Weinberger, nominated to succeed Richardson as secretary of health, education and welfare, was called before the Labor and Public Welfare Committee. He already has appeared before the Finance Committee, which has primary jurisdiction on his nomination. The Senate Banking Committee set a hearing on the nomination of James T. Lynn to be secretary of housing and urban development. the mangrove swamps near Pre- gresso, and the sandy beach habitat and invertebrate marine organisms at Pregresso. Drevs reported that the group took a ferry to Isla Mujire s for an afternoon and overnight stay to study the island's rocky beach and to observe the effects of violent wave action from the Caribbean Sea in comparison with the island's sandy beaches and the effects of protection from the Yucatan Peninsula. Visits to Mayan ruins were conducted by Juan Vasquez, a Central College student and a professional licensed guide from Yucatan. The group visited the ruins of Uxman, Kabah, Dzibit­ chaltun, and Chichen Itza, where the group saw various types of Mayan ruins that have been partially restored, several with preserved paintings inside and many with examples of ancient scenes carved in the rock surfaces. Included in the tour was also a vi- Fred Reyes off the STORM LAKE HEARING AID SERVICE Announces HEARING AID SERVICE CENTER So that we can better service our users, we will hold a Hearing Aid Service Center Friday, January 19, at the HOTEL GARDSTON from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a continuous service for the Estherville and surrounding-area. If you have difficulty hearing, we invite you to come in for a Free Hearing Teat (No Obligation). Better Product . . . Better Service STORM LAKE HEARING AID SERVICE sit to the Archeological Museum of Merida. Since most of the field trips were through sparsely inhabited rural areas, Drevs noted several impressions of Yucatan; that many of the natives live in single- room homes with thatched roofs, that they sleep in hammocks, and do their cooking outside, usually under another thatched roof. Drevs observed that Sebu cattle graze the open range in many areas, along with some horses, with most of the carrion being cleaned up by vultures that were to be seen in large numbers. There were many areas of Yucatan, Drevs noted, this being followed by seven years of native vegetation, changing plots from one year to the next. Drevs saw evidence of a new Yucatan industry, the production of honey, observing large well- kept clearings in the thorn forest filled with bees. SITTING FOR A FAMILY PORTRAIT arc these inhabitants of the Frankfurt, Germany, zoo. They're suricatcs, gregarious burrowing animals of southern Africa with grayish fur and long tails. 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